Count calories and wake up to FM radio with Sony Ericsson’s new cheapies

Described as “entry-level,” Sony Ericsson’s J132 and K330 candybars don’t represent the company’s raison d’etre, but they’re lovely-looking all the same. This perhaps assumes that they’re actually cheap – again, no price was announced – but sometimes, simplicity and plain utility sell themselves.

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The J132 is a “solid talk and text phone,” which means it does practically nothing else. it does, however, have an FM radio and an alarm clock, and a “torch” function to “find objects in the dark.” I could fall in love with such a minimalist machine; if only it were not as thick as a candybar.

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The K330 is somewhat more featuresome, with a VGA camera and enough storage to hold 250 pics. It also has a calorie counting app pre-installed

Sony’s press release has a comparison chart.

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8 Responses to Count calories and wake up to FM radio with Sony Ericsson’s new cheapies

  1. cromulent1 says:

    Seconding the MOTOFONE F3 if your goal is cellular minimalism.

    It’s fantastically thin, has a segmented e-paper display, and mine survived submersion in dirty potted-plant water with absolutely no ill effects after a day of drying.

    In addition to working very well as a phone, it has an alarm and speakerphone and rudimentary text messaging.

    I’ve been using it for several months as my primary phone. My previous phone was a T-Mobile MDA/HTC Wizard.

  2. Enochrewt says:

    I click back and forth from work apps to BB, and when I do, I click on the window, and scroll wheel down. I keep clicking on the jpgs of these phones, and I have to say, they’re absolutely huge.

    That’s all.

  3. Enochrewt says:

    Oh it’s ok, It’s just a little shocking to click on something and have some gigantic minimalist cellphone jpg cover dual monitors. Actually if this was something I was interested in, I’d prefer to have a ginormous picture of it so I can suss out every little detail.

    Had the 2001 theme had been playing at the time, I would have felt like the monkey touching the monolith.

  4. mdhatter says:

    I want my minimalist brick-phone.

    These seem quite promising.

  5. Rob Beschizza says:

    Yes, I LOVE the Motofone f3. I’m on sprint, though, and the CDMA f3 isn’t available anywhere I can find.

  6. Rob Beschizza says:

    Sorry about the huge images, Eno. Wont do it again, promise.

  7. Not a Doktor says:

    The J132 is pretty similar to the Nokia 6030. I still keep that one around ‘just incase’.

  8. MattMcKeon says:

    I could fall in love with such a minimalist machine; if only it were not as thick as a candybar.

    You really ought to drop $34 at Amazon on a MOTOFONE then. :)

    I’ve been using this as my backup phone for a few months now and love it. Granted it’s outlandishly primitive and text messaging is a bit of a pain, but it really is the ultimate in minimalist gear. < 1cm thin, beautifully designed and usable, and great battery life (500 mins of talk, 500 hours standby).

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